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October is international walk to school month, yet how many young children still do that independently? Parent Rachel Kean tells us about the remarkable culture in Switzerland and we look at what needs to change in the UK. “I’m not going to hold back about this; I’m really, really proud of my daughter Bea today. She is 4 (“and a half”, as she would want me to remind you) and today she walked back from Kindergarten on her own for…

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Children’s Commissioner calls for playing out

Alice posted this in Childhood, Free Play, Health, Independent Mobility, Policy, Traffic on 31/08/2018

The parent-led Playing Out movement, along with play organisations and advocates, have long called on the government to support…

Five Easy Ideas for Pavement Play this summer

Ingrid posted this in Childhood, Creative Ideas, Free Play on 30/07/2018

Need some inspiration for those long days at home in the summer holidays? Plenty of things require lots…

Childhood Obesity: Is the government getting it right?

Alice Ferguson posted this in Childhood, Health on 06/07/2018

Let’s not beat about the bush – there’s a childhood obesity crisis in the UK and it’s not…

News from the Playing Out Movement

Daniella posted this in News on 29/06/2018

Welcome to our summer newsletter! We hope you’ll find something to inspire you. Playing Out is supporting a…

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